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Petroglyph Trail, Mundee, Mt Augustus NP

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.2 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

This short hike has some steps and unstable loose rocks. A moderate slope leads you to petroglyphs on a rock wall where you can quietly observe without touching these Wajarri symbols.

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Mount Augustus National Park, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth

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Mount Augustus or Burringurrah, not surprisingly, is of great cultural significance to the local Wajarri Aboriginal people who live nearby in the Burringurrah Community. There are various sites where you can see for yourself, forms of ancient rock art (petroglyphs). The mosaic patern of a quartz vein can also be seen embedded in the rock. Certainly one of the easiest and most accessible locations for viewing good examples of Wajarri engravings is via the Petroglyph Trail. 

Avoid touching the engravings. Oil from your hands will damage them.

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    Mount Augustus Tourist Park is a friendly caravan park with unit accommodation and camping grounds, with hot showers, laundry and a BBQ campers' kitchen for self catering.

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Time / Duration

10 - 20 minutes


200 metres return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Mount Augustus National Park, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth

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Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Hazards & Warnings

Undercut cliff edges; loose rocks and unstable surfaces; Extreme heat than can exceed 40 degrees in summer.


Accommodation ranging from camping to donga style rooms are available at Mount Augustus Tourist Park.
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Best time of year

May to August

Trail Access

4WD, mainly unsealed roads. Roads may be closed after heavy rain. Check conditions before travelling. Carry ample fuel, water and supplies to cope with all possible occurrences - see Group D list.

Prohibited Items

No camping or open fires in National Park or Pastoral Lease. No pets.
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